9 iPhone / iPad apps for karaoke lovers

By Posted 7 Jul 2011, 17:22

How would you like to sound like your favorite pop star or rapper? Perhaps you see yourself as the next American Idol? With the aid of an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad and one of the many karaoke and music apps that are available, you could well sound like Beyonce, Eminem or Britney Spears. Some apps will even allow you to record your tracks and share them via Facebook and Twitter.

One such app is SongMaker, which not only enables users to sing and create their own songs simply by singing into the device’s microphone, but will also allow them to upload their creation onto Twitter, Facebook and email etc. The SongMaker app also comes with the pitch-correction functionality, as well as the ability to make your track more unique by remixing the backing tracks.

If you think you have what it takes to be the next American Idol, you could always try downloading the American Idol: The Game app. This fun game enables you to audition and perform for the American Idol judges, and have them evaluate your performance. You don’t have to worry too much if you stuff the song up either, as the app will allow you to retry the song (unlike the real American Idol).

Meanwhile, the Songify app will automatically turn your speech into music. Simply speak into your iOS device, and the Songify app will instantly turn it into a song. Imagine the fun you could have with that!! How would you like to sound like singer-songwriter and rapper T-Pain? Well now you can with the I Am T-Pain app. All you have to do is sing into the mic, and I Am T-Pain will record your voice and give it the T-Pain effect.

If you are brave enough, you can then share your track over email, Facebook or Twitter. LaDiDa on the other hand is a reverse karaoke app that uses artificial intelligence to help users sound more like professional singers. Just sing or rap into your phone, and wait for the LaDiDa app to analyze your voice and create music to match. You can even listen to your song in various different styles.

Another great music app is Auto-Tune Star, which will give you the exact same effect as your favorite artists. However, in order for users to get the best Auto-Tune effect they should sing with note variations. Are you a Glee fan? If you are, then you might want to give Glee Karaoke a go. The Glee Karaoke app not only enables you to sing along to songs from the hit show, it will also enhance your voice with pitch correction.

Those who just love general karaoke might want to give the Karaoke Now or the Karaoke Anywhere HD apps a try. Karaoke Now comes with more than 40,000 songs to choose from, as well as the ability to import your own tracks. The Karaoke Anywhere HD app features a library of over 13,000 songs, and will enable users to share their tracks via Facebook and Twitter.

You can check out more information on the aforementioned apps via the pcworld.com website. Do you own any karaoke apps on your iPhone or iPad?